Post # 1
I have a dilemma. We are having a destination wedding in the Caribbean and wanted to have some memorable yet cheap favors. We will only have about 50-60 guests so we thought maybe doing something handmade.
We came up with the below bottle. We were thinking of making these and putting them (empty) in a sand box at the reception (also on the beach) so people could take/make their own memory from the reception. The bottles are only $1.00 each; we used the small “Thank You” charms; we used the glass pen to put the writing on. The wedding color is Indigo Blue (from Alfred Angelo) with a peach-ish/orange to match all the tropical flowers of the island.
Before I get started on this, what do you ladies think? I love the idea, but would want a thinner glass pen I think….
Post # 3
I think thats really cute! Have you tried fabric glue? Or glitter glue pens. I’m not sure how well they stick to glass though, i’ve never used them really. Even Stickers would probably work.
Post # 4
@missydoodle: We’re on the same wavelength. I love this idea but really think something other than marker would look a bit better. Also try puffy paint. You can find it at any craft store.
Post # 5
Thank you….I’m really not feeling that pen either. Plus I have my little dysfunctional orange star on the top as proof that the marker is a bit thick and bulky – definitely not easily managed! I appreciate the feedback!
Post # 6
When you do another sample, let us see it again!!
Post # 7
Very cute idea!
You might also want to try doing some etching on the bottles instead of the marker. You can get etching kits at Michaels and Joann’s.
Post # 8
i would try armor etch or a differnt marker — which one are you using? For my christmas ornament personalizations I use deco paint pens – they come if different thicknesses and you can get them at pearl paint or most art supply stores. I like the concept — I think if you get a thiner point your writing will fit on the bottle better. One other idea is to write on an angle then you would have more space. Just putting in my two cents worth — hope it helps.
Post # 9
I’ve seen these filled with a small amount of sand and then seashells on top!